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Published December 2nd 2012
Use what you can lay your hands on to attain good skin
Tomato & Yoghurt
Mix together or use each by itself, tomato and yoghurt work well as cleansers.


Honey
Honey makes skin lighter, smoother, and softer. It also has healing properties. Leave it on for as long as you like and then rinse off. You don't have to use soap as honey is a cleanser.


Lemon
Lemon acts as toner and lightener. Don't leave on for more than 10 15 minutes. You can rub the peel after making lemonade so it works both inside and outside simultaneously.


Oatmeal
Works well as exfoliator and cleanser leaving skin smooth and clean. Make into a paste with milk or water, apply on face and rub in circles for a thorough cleansing, then wash off.

Cucumber
Mashed cucumber is good for hydrating and toning the skin. It is said to have the same Ph balance as the human skin. It helps soothe sunburn.

Egg
When you crack eggs for omelette, take a bit of the white and apply all over your face. Keep hair tied back or you'll be pursued by an eggy smell all day. Rinse off after 20 minutes, preferably in the shower with castile soap.


Banana
Mash a small section of ripe banana and leave on face for 15 minutes before washing off. Leaves your face clean and skin plumped out.

Carrot
Drinking carrot juice is said to give skin sun protection, besides a whole lot of other nutrition helping the skin from the inside.

Green Tea
Drinking green tea, especially in place of coffee, is said to be detoxifying for the skin.


Avocado
Next time you cut open an avocado, take a bit and apply all over your face. You can also scrape off the peel and apply that. Wash off after 15 minutes.


Papaya
Mash it up and put it on your face for its antibacterial properties. It also exfoliates away the dead skin.

Watermelon
Watermelon is good for the skin whether eaten or applied on your face. It also helps with sunburn.


Rice Flour
If you can get hold of some rice flour, mix some with milk (dry skin) or water (oily skin) and apply as a face mask for 15 20 minutes and then rinse off. Rice is the basic ingredient in the SK II cosmetics but then they go ahead and add parabens and other nasties and ruin a good product.

Sleep
Make sure you go to bed on the same day everyday and before 11 pm. It's between 11 pm and 1 am that the body works on rejuvenating the skin.

Exercise
Exercise in any form is good for the skin. You can see the difference after a couple of sessions. Yoga and meditation are excellent for skin too.

Water
Drink enough water to keep your skin hydrated and plump. The quantity each person needs is pretty much dependent on the individual and it's best to go with how you feel rather than stick to any rule.

Baking Soda
Exfoliate using a pinch of baking soda mixed with water for luminous skin. I use Arm & Hammer brand.


Avoid touching your face with your hands or resting your face on your palms often.

Avoid long hot showers as your skin will get ruddy and rubbery in the long run.

Avoid excessive salt, sugar, and fried food.

Steam
Steam your face either over hot water or with a towel dipped in hot water and wrung out. This opens pores and gets the gunk out. Splash cold water on your face to close pores and tone skin. If steaming over hot water, you could add a tea bag or a drop of essential oil for added benefit.

If you have any fabulous tips for clear complexion, we'd appreciate you sharing it here.
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Some of these tips you mentioned, I will give them a try.
by Ms. Samantha (score: 2|362) 2029 days ago
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